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Pediatric and Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Pediatric and Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Job ID: 49469

Location: Chicago, Illinois


The Department of Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago seek a full-time non-tenure-eligible Clinician-Educator at the rank of Associate or Assistant Professor level. Successful candidates will have completed a congenital heart surgery fellowship and be able to perform all aspects of Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery.


The Heart Center and Congenital Heart Surgery program at Lurie Children’s Hospital currently includes three Cardiovascular Thoracic surgeons, five physician assistants, and a dedicated Cardiac Anesthesia team. Our surgeons perform over 400 cases per year, including a high-volume VAD and Heart Transplant program.


The ideal candidate will have outstanding technical skills, a passion for clinical excellence and importantly, the ability to work collaboratively within the Heart Center’s world-class multidisciplinary team. Additional qualities include:

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, maturity and superb emotional intelligence

  • Strong surgical dexterity and a willingness to learn new procedures

  • Self-motivated to develop his/her own practice and referral pool

  • Team-oriented

  • Qualified candidates will have an M.D. or D.O. and be eligible for an Illinois medical license. Qualifications include Board Certification/Board Eligibility in Cardiothoracic Surgery.


The start date is negotiable, and the position will remain open until filled.


Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is ranked among the nation’s top children’s hospitals. Our Heart Center includes over 50 attending cardiologists, nine categorical cardiology fellows, two senior CICU fellows and several additional advanced fellows, three pediatric cardio-thoracic surgeons, an accredited congenital heart surgery fellowship program, and a dedicated cardiac anesthesia service. Our cardiac surgeons perform over 400 cardiac operations per year and achieve outcomes that rank among the best in the nation (STS-CHS Database). We also have one of the highest volume heart transplant programs in the country and a busy mechanical cardiac support program (VAD, ECMO & E-CPR). Our cardiac program is the largest in Illinois and provides expertise in echocardiography, cardiac MRI/CT, electrophysiology, interventional cardiac catheterization, heart failure/transplant, fetal cardiology, adult congenital heart disease, cardiac critical care and preventative and rehabilitative cardiology. Cardiac intensive care services are provided in the state-of-the-art 44-bed Regenstein Cardiac Care Unit.


Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the hospital is near miles of open lakefront full of scenic points and recreational opportunities. An abundance of cultural activities including museums, music, world-class restaurants and upscale shopping make this city a great place to live, work and play.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. When applying, please upload a CV and cover letter describing your interest and alignment with the position.


Also upload this completed list of references form to suggest the names of individuals who could write letters of reference on your behalf.


The start date is negotiable, and the position will remain open until filled.

Please read ALL instructions and make preparations before proceeding to the application page:

  • Applications will only be accepted via online submission (see link below).

  • Please prepare all documents in advance as Adobe PDF files, and please be sure all information is entered correctly and accurately (especially names and email addresses), as there will be no opportunity for online revision after your application has been submitted.

  • All required fields in the application form are marked with an asterisk and must be filled before clicking the “Submit” button.

  • Be aware that incomplete applications cannot be saved.


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